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Orange San Francisco II / ZTE Crescent / ZTE Blade S

alaTest has collected and analyzed 399 reviews of Orange San Francisco II / ZTE Crescent / ZTE Blade S. The average rating for this product is 4.0/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other Cell phones for all reviews. Views about the camera and portability are overall positive. The screen and price also get good reviews. Many are negative about the battery. The reliability and reception get mixed comments.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Cell phones the Orange San Francisco II / ZTE Crescent / ZTE Blade S is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 85/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Orange San Francisco II / ZTE Crescent / ZTE Blade S

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 8 user reviews of Orange San Francisco II / ZTE Crescent / ZTE Blade S from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 3.6/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.1/5 for other Cell phones on Amazon.co.uk.

75% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

Nov, 2019

Expert review by : Edward Chester (trustedreviews.com)

Orange San Francisco 2 (ZTE Crescent)

 

Faster and leaner, the San Francisco II takes over from its predecessor as the de facto ultra budget smartphone of choice.

Large high res screen is great for web, email, etc ; LED flash makes camera more useful ; Provides proper smartphone experience for very little money ; Runs latest Android 2.3.5 OS

Processor is slow ; Camera still quite poor ; Build is still very budget

Having both the San francisco II and the Nokia Lumia 800 to hand, what's quite striking is the difference in the screen quality... and the San Fran comes out on top. Okay, maybe it's not quite as clear cut as that but where the Lumia 800 has a...

Jan, 2012

Expert review by : Ian Morris (pocket-lint.com)

Orange San Francisco II

 

Those of us with expensive smartphones sometimes forget that not everyone needs, or wants, a device in their pocket that costs £500. So for those who either don't see the point of super-expensive phones, or just simply can't justify the expense,...

Cheap, nice display, lots of cool Orange features, compact and light, HD Voice

A bit laggy, not as exciting as some smartphones, Orange customisations

There's nothing at all to dislike here. The SF II is a lovely little device with loads to offer. Orange makes it a good deal by throwing in some great features, like Orange Wednesdays and Signal Boost. It makes it the ideal phone for people who want to...

Dec, 2011

Expert review by : Ian Morris (pocket-lint.com)

Orange San Francisco II pictures and hands-on - Pocket-lint

 

Something people forget - especially tech journalists - is that not everyone can afford, or wants, a £500 mobile telephone. But, even people with limited

Dec, 2011

Expert review by : Sandra Vogel (techradar.com)

Orange San Francisco 2 review

 

Can Orange replicate the success of its budget San Francisco?

Great screen ; Pocket friendly ; Good battery life ; Some nice Orange widgets ; 2GB microSD card included

No Twitter or Facebook integration ; Unresponsive screen ; No Flash support ; Poor quality earphones ; Overall not a massive leap forward

When we reviewed the original Orange San Francisco, little did we know that the handset that wowed us for its great capabilities at a low cost would become the benchmark for other low-cost smartphones to emulate throughout 2011.

Jan, 2012

Expert review by : Barry de la Rosa (expertreviews.co.uk)

Orange San Francisco II review

 

The San Francisco II improves on the original in every way, and, small amount of app storage aside, is a great budget handset

Jan, 2012

Expert review by : Thomas Newton (recombu.com)

Orange San Francisco II Review: In Depth

 

The original Orange San Francisco was one of the biggest selling phones of last year. Since then we've seen a number of city-named from Orange following in its footsteps, but the San Francisco II, as…

Super low price point ; High resolution screen ; Good value for money

No Flash Player support ; Slow user experience ; Some of the Orange apps feel superfluous

Jan, 2012

Expert review by : Dave Oliver (wired.co.uk)

Orange San Francisco II review

 

Orange's series of own-brand city-themed phones continues withthis update on the original San Francisco from 2010.

Sharp screen, 5 megapixel camera, Decent performance for theprice, Front-facing camera for video calls

Poor battery life, screen could be more sensitive, Orangeinterface won't appeal to everyone

For the price, the Orange San Francisco II offers a decent list ofsmartphone specs and a reasonable upgrade on its predecessor. Witha new look, improved processor, updated operating system and bettercamera, it's a worthwhile upgrade if you liked the...

Feb, 2012

Expert review by : Alun Taylor (reghardware.co.uk)

Orange San Francisco 2

 

Review The Orange San Francisco was the smartphone bargain of 2011. For £99 you got a solid little handset with a 3.5in 480 x 800 screen, Android 2.1 and a 3.2Mp camera. The fact it was falling-off-a-wet-log easy to root and change ROMs – even I...

All in all the SF2 is not a bad reheat of a deservedly popular phone. The faster chip, more modern version of Android, better camera(s) and a body that looks and feels more expensive than the original but which costs the same are all welcome. On the...

Feb, 2012

Expert review by : Simon Thomas (3g.co.uk)

Orange San Francisco II Review by 3G.co.uk

 

A fantastic price for PAYG. The first San Francisco won awards aplenty and the San Francisco II may well do the same. It offers high build quality and a good list of specs. You're getting an awful lot for your 100 quid.

: Quality chassis; A Gingerbread Android handset for less than a hundred quid

Onboard storage is only 512MB, but you can add a microSD card

We have to remember that the Orange San Francisco II is a budget phone. It is not always easy to remember that because the award-winning original has been improved upon. Okay, you don’t get a dual-core processor and there’s no Retina display, but at...

Dec, 2011

Expert review by (somobile.co.uk)

Orange San Francisco 2

 

The Orange San Francisco II, exclusively uncovered by SoMobile, is the sequel to Orange's debut San Francisco smartphone.

The long-awaited successor - also made by ZTE - arrives upgraded to Android 2.3 (Gingerbread) OS, compared to the original's dated Android 2.1 software. This will equip the phone with a redesigned interface, a more intuitive onscreen keypad, one-touch...

Nov, 2011

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